Milos Raonic adds Nestor’s former partner Knowles to coaching team

Milos Raonic of Canada serves the ball against Yen-Hsun Lu. (Nathan Denette/CP)

Milos Raonic has added a new member to his coaching team, and it’s someone with a Canadian connection.

Raonic announced on Twitter Tuesday that Mark Knowles, the former longtime doubles partner of Canadian great Daniel Nestor, will help him out ahead of the grass-court season.

Raonic parted ways with coach Richard Krajicek earlier this month after reaching the fourth round of the French Open. The 26-year-old is the sixth-ranked player in the world and will head into Wimbledon as a strong contender. With a new serve-and-volley approach, Raonic advanced to the 2016 final before losing in straight sets to Andy Murray.

Knowles, from the Bahamas, was Nestor’s partner from 1994 to 2007. Together they won three Grand Slam titles — the 2002 Australian Open, 2004 U.S. Open and the 2007 French Open.